A city lawyer was sued by a Japan-based company for a sum of Ksh73 million on Wednesday, January 8, after a gold trade deal went wrong.
According to reports by Daily Nation, the lawyer, identified as Joel Kimutai Bosek, was accused by a Japanese entrepreneur of colluding with local gold dealers to defraud World Gateway company.
The businessman, Asano Tatsunori, wants the High Court to compel Kimutai to pay Ksh72.98 million because he was a witness in the deal entered with Customs Cargo Handlers.
Kimutai is facing charges of professional negligence and failure to execute the duties of a collateral manager.
Tatsonuri, through his lawyer, testified that ''In February 2017, Allan Collins Amungwa introduced him to a Kenyan firm- Customs Cargo Handlers - which allegedly import and export gold.''
The company, through Solomon Linganga, promised to sell 100 kilogrammes of gold to Tatsonuri. The Japanese tycoon alleged that Amungwa had introduced him to Kimutai and he agreed to be Tatsonuri's lawyer.
Kimutai, as per the agreement, was to offer legal services to both parties as a witness to the deal.
The gold was however not delivered due to what was claimed to be the dealer's inability to secure a product certificate from the country of origin and pay statutory taxes.
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